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A Black Tie Wedding with Latin Flair (Mariachi Band Included!)

What do you get when you blend the outdoor beauty of a garden wedding with the black-tie romance of a classic Dallas restaurant and a mariachi band that plays homage to the Bride and Groom’s latin roots? Pure perfection, a.k.a. this celebration planned by Keestone Events, along with florals by The Backyard Bouquet and the prettiest sweet ending courtesy of Sugar Bee Sweets. Follow all the gorgeous imagery captured by Stephanie Brazzle Photography with even more in the vault.

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From the Bride… I was once told “the best love story is when you fall in love with the most unexpected person at the most unexpected time.” My love story began five years ago with a first date at Coal Vines in Downtown Dallas. We were set up through a mutual friend but due to bad relationship experiences in the past and being consumed with graduate school, I didn’t have very much interest or high expectations. Little did I know that that one date would change my life so much! Victor would propose three years later.

I had dreamed of purchasing my wedding dress with my mother at my side. Unfortunately, my mother had lost her battle to cancer. For months, I was holding off on buying the dress because I knew it would be an emotional day. When I did go, it was so discouraging since I had tried on several dresses and had not yet experienced that ‘aha moment”. I was down to one dress and when I put it on, tears instantly flowed. I had found my dress. I wanted to make my mother a part of my wedding day and wrapped her necklace around my bouquet. Holding it brought me a lot of peace, and made the day feel all the more meaningful. I felt her presence and I knew she was smiling and enjoying in the day with me.

We had a small wedding with our closest friends and family at Marie Gabrielle. To me, finding the venue is as important as finding the right wedding dress. I had envisioned a timeless and elegant, black tie garden wedding affair, and Marie Gabrielle was perfect with its beautiful grounds. My favorite moment of the wedding was reading our vows. In declaring our love to each other in front of all, I felt like a modern day princess marrying her prince charming.

As Victor and I are both Hispanic, we wanted to incorporate our Latin roots by having a mariachi band. Our DJ also made sure to play a blend of salsa, merengue, bachata and American dance music. We are blessed to have family and friends travel from around the world to be there for our wedding. It made an already wonderful day even more special. Thank you to all the amazing vendors for making our fairytale wedding come true!

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Photography: Stephanie Brazzle Photography | Planner: Keestone Events | Florals: The Backyard Bouquet | Cake: Sugar Bee Sweets | Stationery: Scribbles And Swirls | Hair and Makeup: Pixie Glam Studio | DJ: DJ Brandon | Ceremony + Reception: Marie Gabrielle | String Trio: European Ensemble Strings

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The Prettiest Shade of Purple for a Vintage Farm Wedding

This Texas farm wedding is all about embracing the “old” woven in with the “new.” The bride, Meredith carried her grandmother’s handkerchief and sourced antique furniture for a vintage vibe but paired those touches with new traditions like a choreographed dance with her groom, Jacob. Michelle Boyd photographed the day, including the dusty purple color palette we can’t stop obsessing over. See it all here!

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From Michelle Boyd Photography… Meredith and Jacob’s day was so very dear to my heart. I’ve known Meredith for almost ten years and their marriage has been long awaited by all their close friends and family. I’ve often thought Meredith had an “old soul,” and it was so evident throughout the day, from their use of vintage chairs and antique furniture straight from Meredith’s house to carrying her Grandmother’s handkerchief as her something old.

Jacob’s joy and excitement were contagious from the moment the men arrived to get ready. When I asked him to show me how excited he was to marry his beloved, well…you’ll be able to spot that photo all by yourself! From practicing her first dance with her father to surprising their guests with their own choreographed rendition of “I’ve Had The Time of My Life,” neither Meredith nor Jacob stopped smiling – not for a single second – throughout the whole day!

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Photography : Michelle Boyd Photography | Florals: Bramble & Bee | Cake: Edet Okon | Catering: Cafe Natalie | Hair & Makeup: Adorne Artistry | DJ: LG Entertainment | Ceremony Music: Cameron Keys Music | Venue: Chandelier Grove | Planning: Bella Luna Bridal & Occasions | Rentals: Any Occasion Party Rental

Blending Culture and Tradition in the Prettiest of Ways

A french inspired fête in the middle of Texas? Yes, please! This beauty blends two cultures in the prettiest of ways with a stunning color palette and details that have the feel of an alfresco affair in France. Planned and designed by Lindsey Zamora, along with gorgeous florals by Pollen Events and all that beauty captured by Becca Lea, hop on over to the vault for so much more.

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Fall
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From the Event Designer… It is always my goal to create and plan an event that is uniquely personal to my clients as a couple. Catherine and Vishal hired me about nine months prior to their wedding because Catherine was feeling overwhelmed, as most brides do, about the wedding planning process. This multi cultural Indian/American wedding was more American in style but it was still important to my clients to bring in some traditional Indian elements. Nature and the outdoors were very important and we found a private residence to host their event. The Wedding took place during the Fall season in Texas. When Catherine and I had our creative meeting, she told me about her dream of an outdoor fete that was “very French”. She gravitated towards dusty blue and blush colors, which seemed a bit spring, in my opinion. After some deliberation we decided that pops of cranberry would accent the color palette well and fit in with the Fall season. Deep red also a symbolizes love in Indian weddings which was a great way to infuse the two cultures together a bit more. After months of designing, planning and much anticipation Catherine and Vishal were married under the most beautiful floral chandelier in front of 120 friends and family. They later dinned, laughed and danced the night away under festoon lights. Both, Catherine and Vishal are such beautiful people both inside and out and I so loved working with them to plan and design their wedding day!

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Photography: Becca Lea | Event Planning + Design: Lindsey Zamora | Floral Design: Pollen Events | Wedding Dress: Truvelle Bridal | Cake: The Cake Guys | Invitations: Minted | Bridesmaid dresses: Donna Morgan | Catering: Urban Crust | Hair and Makeup : Q Makeup & Hair Artistry | DJ: Le Force Entertainment | Men's Attire: The Black Tux | Officiant: Alternative Wedding Services | Bridal Boutique : a&be bridal shop | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Ring Dishes: Luca & James